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What is your favourite classic film?

Chloe_Scope
Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2020 in Coffee lounge
This morning we were talking about all of the classic 80's films that we used to watch. But what do you think?

For me, it has to be E.T. as I find the film funny, sad and homely. There is just something about it that I love. I have probably watched it 100+ times!

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We'd love to hear from you! What is your favourite classic film? Do you think it has aged well? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chloe_Scope

    Yes I have been watching many films on my pc. 

    Anything (Horror) work's great on my (Distraction Therpy) for my "Chronic Pain"

    Yes I'm experiencing major problems with the 'quality' off the on 'screen pictures'

    I can currently get 'HD 1080' with my new pc build going much higher hopefully.

    @steve51
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds amazing @thespiceman! Quite the fashionista! Dirty dancing is always a good one.

    Thank you @steve51, that's interesting that you find it a good distracting. :)
    Scope

  • WhileIBreathIHope
    WhileIBreathIHope Posts: 216 Connected
    Short Circuit is a 1986  (family friendly)
    Silence of the lambs  ( Classic)
    Natural Born Killers Director’s cut
    Wolf creek.
    Full Metal Jacket
    I don’t have a blood lust or idolise gore, but enjoyed these
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Some classic favourite films of mine are Gone With The Wind, Wuthering Heights, Calamity Jane and The Wizard of Oz.  Like @thespiceman, I love all the golden oldies!  I also love Born Free and watch it whenever it comes on tv and I always have a good bubble at the end, lol!  :smiley:
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    The Mummy trilogy! 
  • WhileIBreathIHope
    WhileIBreathIHope Posts: 216 Connected
    Goonies -another classic family friendly on a wet weekend 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    My favourite film is 'Awakenings' from 1990 based on neurologist Oliver Sack's non-fiction book. His books are eminently readable & fascinating.
    Others include 'The Sting' 1973, as I also like Scott Joplin's music, & 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' from 1969....you might guess I also rather like Paul Newman!
    Then there's '2001 A Space Odyssey' with Richard Strauss's moving 'Also sprach Zarathustra' music.
    From the 1980's definitely 'ET' & 'Dirty Dancing,' & 'Short Circuit,' also 'Dead Poets Society,' 'Gremlins' & 'The Karate Kid.'
    Older films, I'm a James Stewart fan, so 'Rear Window,' Harvey' & 'Shenandoah' especially.
    @steve51- have you considered, if it's plausible, connecting your PC to your TV....this is what I do with my desktop computer.
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Brief Encounter
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,550 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m 26 so classics for me are mostly from the 90s and 00s. I prefer older films though, not keen on new films myself.

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Snatch

    Gladiator

    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down

    All the older James Bond films
  • emmarenshaw
    emmarenshaw Member Posts: 711 Pioneering
    The Princess Bride and I also love LadyHawke.

    Classic films I love that aren't 80's Funny Face, The Sound of Musiic, Rebecca, Funny Girl.
  • jackiethedandydon
    jackiethedandydon Member Posts: 1 Listener
    One flew over the cuckoo's nest best film ever
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @jackiethedandydon   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Good film choice.

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  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jackiethedandydon and welcome to the Community also!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chiarieds

    Yes I have connected my pc’s to a large (32in) monitor & sound sound system.

    “Very Very Good”

    @steve51
  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    @Chloe_Scope

    Good choice, I actually just finished watching E.T earlier today and then saw this post! I haven't seen it for over 15 years.

    For the 80's it is a tough one, there more for me to pick from in this decade than up until now. However if I had to narrow it down to one, it would have to be Ghostbusters.

    It mixed so well being funny and scary, with great ghosts/special effects. Being young I became a huge fan, I watched it not long before the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters came out which I liked.

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for this @M_Anthony! It makes me want to watch E.T. again haha.

    Ghostbusters is another good one!!
    Scope

  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Blythe Spirit is another fave of mine. Probably too old for the majority of you!
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    edited October 2019
    Can't go wrong with Ghostbusters or The Karate Kid.
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